Front Office

Chuck Norris / CEO

Charles “Chuck” Norris purchased the team in April of 2017. The former US Army Paratrooper spent over 20 years in Fayetteville and is a Veteran of Operation Desert Shield/Storm.

Since 1998, Chuck has owned and operated Norris Construction, specializing in residential building and development, as well as insurance reconstruction. Prior to construction, Norris owned and operated several retail stores.

Chuck lives in Charlotte with his wife, Lanai and their three children, Chucky, Lilly, and Khloe.


Lanai Norris / Controller & Director of Finance

The 2017-18 season is Lanai’s first with the Marksmen. As the Controller/ Director of Finance, Lanai oversees the financial aspects of the team-including budget items, revenue, and payments.

Lanai lives in Charlotte with Chuck and their three kids, Chucky, Lilly, and Khloe.


Nathan Driscoll / Assistant GM & Director of Ticket Sales

Nathan is in his first season with Marksmen as Assistant GM and Director of Ticket Sales. A native of Livermore, Maine, Nathan attended Johnson & Wales University Charlotte and received his bachelor’s degree in Sports, Entertainment and Event Management. Driscoll joins the Marksmen most recently from IMG Learfield Ticket Solutions as a ticket sales account executive for UNC Athletics. Prior to IMG Learfield, Driscoll served as the Tournament and Event Director at Carolina Courts in Charlotte, NC.

Nathan and his wife, Melissa, live in Fayetteville with their five daughters-Ariah, Adison, Cloe, Mercedes, and Delaney.

Phone: 910-438-4168

Ben Garrod / Communications and Social Media Manager

The 2017-18 season will be Ben’s first with the Marksmen, after spending the previous season with the Kalamazoo Wings (ECHL) as the Manager of Corporate Sales. Prior to joining the sales team in Kalamazoo, the native of Lawrence, Michigan spent two seasons as the Public Relations/Broadcasting intern for the K-Wings and helped to manage; color commentary duties, social media, press releases, and interviews-including the world-famous “Meow” interview.

The Ferris State University (Big Rapids, MI) graduate earned his degree in Professional and Technical Communications in 2015.

Ben and his wife, Whitney, have two sons- Ryan and Brendan, and one daughter-Kassidy.


Stephanie Powell / Promotions & Special Events Manager

The 2017-18 season is Stephanie Powell’s first with the Marksmen as the Manager of Promotions and Special Events. Powell is a recent graduate from Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte. While there, she earned her bachelors degree in Sports, Entertainment & Event Management. During her time at Johnson & Wales she worked as a wedding and special events planer, while volunteering  at community events, fundraisers and festivals throughout the city of Charlotte.
Powell, born in Pennsylvania, had lived in the Charlotte area for the last 12 years, but recently relocated to Fayetteville.
Powell likes to hike with her dog Vader, participate in mud runs/ Spartan races, ride her bike and spend time with friends.

Marissa Reighard / Manager of Game Operations & Corporate Partnerships Manager

The 2017-2018 season will be Marissa Reighard’s first year with the Fayetteville Marksmen as Manager of Operations/Corporate Partnership Coordinator.
Prior to joining the Marksmen, Marissa worked with the world famous Toledo Mud Hens and Toledo Walleye (ECHL). While she was there she gained experience in promotions, ticket sales, and merchandise.
Marissa was born in Toledo, Ohio, but has traveled and worked in various places such as, Australia, Las Vegas (Wranglers, ECHL), Vietnam, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Columbus. She earned her bachelors degree in Sport Administration with a minor in business at the University of Cincinnati.
Reighard likes to play catch with her dog Dobby, participates in Crossfit, enjoys camping, and loves to spend time with family and friends.
Phone: 910-438-4169

Michael Marotta / Account Executive

The 2017-18 season is Michael Marotta’s first with the Marksmen as an Account Executive. Marotta is a recent graduate from Springfield College in Massachusetts. While there, he earned his bachelors degree in Sport Management. During his time at Springfield College he was a member of the men’s tennis team.
Marotta, born in New York, had lived in the Springfield area for the last 3 years, but recently relocated to Fayetteville.